Antique Jadestone and Bronze Tripod Censer. Incense Burner. Dushan. Nanyang, Henan Province, China
According to Chinese tradition, green jade represents the five human virtues of courage, modesty, justice, compassion, wisdom . . . with strong spiritual vibes connected to the heart chakra.
And mix that with some handcrafted bronze work and you have an outstanding piece of art from Nanyang (southwest Henan Province), famous for Nanyang jade or Dushan jade, the mine (Dushan Hill) from where it originated.
Not to be confused with Nephrite nor Jadeite, this jade is a fine grained mixture of feldspar and epidote.
SO? Well, Epidote stimulates the immune system and is a good solution for those who are in the healing mode of a physical injury.
A rare find in this condition. Stand no included.